Spring: Tobacco Bush Creek

Tobacco Bush Creek flows across the Outback Hwy north of Copley. This groundwater provides a vital flowing waterway for many species including fish, reptiles, invertebrates and birds. Birds SA reported 13 species of birds in the creek during a brief 6 hour survey in April 2018, finding the following:

  • Emu
  • Grey Teal
  • Australasian Grebe
  • Hoary-headed Grebe
  • White-faced Heron
  • Black-fronted Dotterel
  • Nankeen Kestrel
  • White-winged Fairywren
  • White-backed Swallow
  • Singing Honeyeater
  • Black-faced cuckooshrike
  • Zebra Finch
  • Australian Pipit

Well worn tracks of native animals cover the banks of the watercourse.